Boiler replacement: when is the right time?
The boiler is a vital part of the home, providing heating and hot water throughout the house, but we often take it for granted. On average central heating boilers may only last for up to 15 years or less. Here are some reasons when it could be worth replacing your boiler…
Your boiler has broken down or it’s not working to the level it should be. It can be false economy to repair an old boiler, which may go wrong again, and better to get a brand new boiler that’s more efficient and reliable.
An older boiler is likely to be less efficient than a new boiler because manufacturers are looking at ways to produce more and more efficient boilers every year. If your boiler has a low efficiency rating it could be costing you more in energy bills over time than the cost of a new boiler.
No longer meets your needs:
An extension on your property may mean that the existing boiler is no longer powerful enough to deliver heating and hot water to the extra rooms in the house. Rather than try to manage with a boiler that is not up to the job and not get the heating and hot water you want, it would be better to factor in a new boiler as part of the house renovation costs.
Selling/renting your house:
An old inefficient boiler and central heating system is likely to be picked up on a survey by prospective buyers so it’s better to replace it before you put the house on the market and cover the boiler installation cost in the house price. Similarly with renting, you are more likely to attract and retain tenants with a reliable up to date boiler and central heating system.